Battlefield: Bad Company PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. Featuring a deep, cinematic single-playerBuilt from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. Featuring a deep, cinematic single-player experience loaded with adventure and dark humor, the game delivers the series' trademark sandbox gameplay in a universe where nearly everything is destructible. Battlefield: Bad Company also features a full suite of the franchise's trademark multiplayer options with deep gameplay modes designed to take full advantage of the game's massively destructible environments. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 48 out of 50
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  1. It looks great, has fun characters, a load of interesting weaponry, and works nicely whether you’re playing alone or with a squad. The campaign lasts long enough to feel fulfilling, and the multiplayer kept me coming back once that was complete.
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company is an attempt to lure the Battlefield-audience to the consoles, and it's one fine attempt. The qualitative and humorous single player campaign is a fun experience that introduces the player to the gameplay in a great way. The real blockbuster feature here is the online mode which is jam packed with great features and modes, all of which are greatly enhanced by the destructible environments. All in all, this is one great experience.
  3. Seeing as how most military first-person shooters take themselves dead seriously, it's refreshing to see Battlefield: Bad Company's dark sense of humor.
  4. The writing is good, the characters are great, and the destructible environment actually plays an integral role in the game, rather than just serving as a claim to place on a sticker to move copies at Wal-Mart.
  5. Solid gameplay aside, strong characters coupled with occasional whiffs of Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now ultimately help Bad Company transcend its lineage.
  6. In the previous Battlefield games we had to do without the singleplayer mode. Fortunately Bad Company is changing that.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    Personality, guns and destruction are Bad Company's strongest cards and it plays them hard. [Aug 2008, p.98]

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  1. Positive: 46 out of 64
  2. Negative: 6 out of 64
  1. ElijahE.
    Jun 20, 2008
    10
    Though it has its flaws the fun that is had makes up for them and then some!
  2. MasonA.
    Sep 11, 2008
    10
    Singleplayer is somewhat short, but is very entertaining. The sound environment is astounding and brings the game more realism than most Singleplayer is somewhat short, but is very entertaining. The sound environment is astounding and brings the game more realism than most think. Multiplayer is extremely addictive and intense and worth enduring some small lag and connection issues that you ussually get with any EA multiplayer game. Truly an "all around great FPS" Expand
  3. LamLe
    Jul 19, 2008
    10
    Battlefied: Bad Company is an awesome game! Just as good, if not a little bit better than Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Both story mode and Battlefied: Bad Company is an awesome game! Just as good, if not a little bit better than Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Both story mode and online gameplay is magnificent. Endless fooling around. Expand
  4. SeanM.
    Jun 28, 2008
    9
    The single player is the best in the series (though that isn't saying much), and the multiplayer is absolutely top-notch. Though The single player is the best in the series (though that isn't saying much), and the multiplayer is absolutely top-notch. Though they're still having some server and connection issues from time to time, and while the game may not appeal to the same hard-core audience as Call of Duty 4, it's easily the best game out right now just run around and blow crap up. I haven't had this much fun online in years. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2015
    8
    The campaign is the normal shooter experience. One that gets you used to controls but is still short.In the campaign your team AI aren't veryThe campaign is the normal shooter experience. One that gets you used to controls but is still short.In the campaign your team AI aren't very smart and leave you to do most of the work. The multiplayer however is great. The maps range quite a lot but it is a shame people don't play it much anymore because it is the base of Battlefield on consoles. Some trophies are look like they could be time consuming but I will try to get them. Expand
  6. IainF.
    Oct 20, 2008
    7
    Although I haven't experienced the multiplayer to an exten where I am in the position to give a fair verdict, what I had played of the Although I haven't experienced the multiplayer to an exten where I am in the position to give a fair verdict, what I had played of the multiplayer however was truely fun, even if there are only two game modes. The characters are okay, and the storyline a little unimaginative, with a screenplay leaving alot to be desired, but it's still fun. The destructibility is a novel and fun idea and it actually becomes part of your tactics once you've grown accustomed to it. This game isn't a must-buy, but players should definitely consider at least renting it. COD4 it is not, but it's still a heck of a blast! Expand
  7. DanielT.
    Jun 30, 2008
    0
    this game is pretty bad considering what else is out there in the market already. it pales in comparison to Call of Duty 4 in every single this game is pretty bad considering what else is out there in the market already. it pales in comparison to Call of Duty 4 in every single way. do yourself a favor and save your money. Expand

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